"Daffodils" (1804)

I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

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Comment by Secular Sue on April 18, 2010 at 11:25pm
Thanks Talia! Funny clip!
Comment by Secular Sue on April 18, 2010 at 11:24pm
I planted pansies today and alyssum, swept away the winter debris and readied the patio for sitting.
Now, a little vino to ease the aching back.
Comment by Secular Sue on April 18, 2010 at 1:51pm
Thisbe> Lilacs are my favorite! I've been to H.K. garden, years ago. Been thinking about going again.
My dear, helpful husband "pruned" my miniature lilac down to nothing, so I doubt it will bloom this year. (arghhh!)



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